Present day soul classics from Daptone.
By: Mason, Zachary
The Odyssey refracted through the broken mirror of modern consciousness. Zachary
Mason has drunk from the well of Calvino and Borges and gives us a poignant and
compelling rendition of the wily Odysseus' wanderings and companions. The text is
like the shell of a hermit crab - an adopted mobile shelter, a bricolage that winds
back on itself, with the sudden stirring of life from within.
Reviewer: dennis trombatore
By: Clapton, Eric.
Clapton in his late 70's "Slowhand" phase, touring for his fine album
"Backless"...this record is filled with fiery EC performances and features the great
Albert Lee on second guitar...Most tracks far outshine the original studio
By: Speed, Julie
Long-time Austin resident Julie Speed (she lives in Marfa now) is a wonderful
twisted artist. Her paintings are full of detail and creepy beauty. Check out this
book or one of the other books the FAL has of her work (author=speed, julie in the
catalog) or check out juliespeed.com.
What we’ve got here is relatively slowly evolving, concentrated figurative
movement, yet within that concentration there is intense fluidity. I have no idea
how these were created, but my best guess would be light, gas, smoke, and flame.
It’s very elemental, which I guess for me is the start for qualifying something as
essential. Belson obviously is a master at what he does, and this DVD comes very
highly recommended. The true surprise here is Belson’s musical ability. He scores
most of the films here and the work is very advanced for the time and singular,
sounding completely fresh, forward thinking, and yet tied-in with music at large.
The tone of the music is ethereal, of course.
Highly recommended "visual music" DVD. Brilliant, pioneering abstract-animations
paired with music... or to mute and pair with your own music. Also see the John
Whitney, Len Lye, Jordan Belson and Harry Smith videos in our collection.